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- St Patrick's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Catholic Church in Melbourne. St Parrick's is a neo-gothic Church, built mainly of bluestone, a favorite building material in the 19th century. St Patrick's was named for St Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. In days gone by, many Catholics in Melbourne had Irish ancestry.Written 23 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The historic St Francis Church is the oldest Catholic Church in Melbourne. It was built in 1841; it is one of the few structures in Melbourne pre-dating the Great Australian Gold Rush of 1851. Although the exterior looks plain, the interior, with its timber ceiling and colorful stained-glass windows, is quite beautiful. The church is named for St Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Order. Mass is said every day of the week.Written 8 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It is dwarfed by St Pat's across the road, but I found St Peter's to be charming and pleasant to look at, with its white motor between bluestone blocks.Written 9 April 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This old church, dating back 150 years is a quiet place to sit at lunchtime. The rough bluestone contrasts with the green vegetation. You could almost pass by without noticing it among the tall buildings nearby.Written 6 December 2022
- You really feel blessed and enlivened at this Temple. There is a restraint next to it and we had a delicious meal there. The ceremony is musical, colorful, fragrant and fun. I hope to go back there in 2023.Written 26 September 2022
- East Melbourne Synagogue is an historic Shule, dating from 1857. The synagogue is Heritage Listed, and is known as "the City Shule." The East Melbourne Synagogue is well known for hosting Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, including education. The Synagogue is currently undergoing restoration.Written 27 November 2023
- Lovely church with its unmistakable blue door that is located opposite the prestigious Melbourne Grammar. Very welcoming church for casual visitorsWritten 28 October 2021
- Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847) was known as "the Liberator." His notable achievement was to allow for Irish emancipation, so that Irishmen could site in the British parliament. O'Connell the reputation for being a commanding orator. The monument was erected in 1891 in Cathedral Place. It was rededicated. by Irish President Mary McAleese in 1998. She praised the close relationship between Australia and Ireland.Written 1 December 2023
- The Bunjil sculpture dominates the Docklands cityscape. The Bujil sculpture is 25 metres (80 feet) tall. Bunjil is a totem of the Wurundjeri people, who inhabited this are before white settlement. Bunjil is incarnated as a wedge-tailed eagle, who soars freely above the earth.Written 14 August 2022
- Archbishop Daniel Mannix (1864-1963) was an Australian cleric born in County Cork, Ireland. He was President of Maynooth Seminary and later became Archbishop of Melbourne. Mannix was one of the most influential Australian churchmen of the 20th century. His involvement in Australian politics remains controversial. Roman Catholics often see Mannix as a counter to Cardinal Norman Gilroy.Written 2 December 2023
- nice building with warm welcoming members. they do a lot of charitable work locally and overseas. worth a visitWritten 5 February 2017
- Parkville Presbyterian Church's foundation stone was laid in November 1897. When the Uniting Church of Australia was formed in 1977, the Church was transferred to that body. In 2008, it was sold to the Mar Thoma Syrian Church. The Church was later sold to the Holy Trinity English speaking parish of the Moscow Patriarchate-Russian Orthodox. The Church looks rather isolated, security is tight, entrance is very difficult. The Church was built to last, over 120 years since it was completed it is still sound, the red brick and sandstone structure is still imposing, and the high-pitched slate roof looks tight. The Gothic-style stained glass windows are in good condition. The three-level crown tower is unique in Victoria and possibly in Australia. The Church continues to have an active ministry more than a century after its after its dedication.Written 4 February 2021
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